Jakob Karl Emil Chydenius

Birth: 1833

Death:1864

Jakob Karl Emil Chydenius (1833 - 1864) was a Finnish physicist. He was born in Jakobstad in 1833. He was the nephew's grandson of Anders Chydenius and cousin of Anders Herman Chydenius and Johan Jakob Chydenius. Chydenius became a student in 1851 and a master of philosophy in 1857.

In 1861 he participated in Otto Torell's expedition to Spitsbergen. He prepared a printed story about the expedition, called the Swedish expedition to Spetsbergen in 1861, which was first published in 1865, after his death. During this expedition, he investigated, together with Nils Dunér, the earth magnetic conditions at Spitsbergen.

In 1863, he received the prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Lindbomska for a thesis entitled About the Execution of a Graduation at Spetsbergen. He died in 1864 in Stockholm.

References:

Nordisk familjebok, Chydenius, 3. Jakob Karl Emil, 1913.

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